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#illness

# illness - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'

Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 3,735 Views 31 Comments

It is unacceptable to only have access to medical experts and services within regular business hours, writes Sandra Quinn.

# illness - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66
# RIP
# RIP

Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66

Mar 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 118,252 Views 193 Comments

The longstanding Sinn Féin politician had recently stepped down as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland.

# illness - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'
# Cancer
# Cancer

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'

Feb 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 20,209 Views 45 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.

# illness - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'
# Edwin Sammon
# Edwin Sammon

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'

Feb 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 22,233 Views 16 Comments

We spoke to the comedian about his new show.

# illness - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,482 Views 34 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# illness - Friday 23 December, 2016

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
# Lauralynn
# Lauralynn

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 14,923 Views 6 Comments

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

# illness - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'
# Homeless In The West
# Homeless In The West

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 14,216 Views 10 Comments

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

# illness - Monday 28 November, 2016

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"
# Orkambi
# Orkambi

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"

Nov 28th 2016, 10:14 AM 11,860 Views 48 Comments

It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.

# illness - Friday 18 November, 2016

Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation
# Scrapped
From The42
# Scrapped

Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation

Nov 18th 2016, 10:32 AM 8,743 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner’s opponent Ian McCall has pulled out citing illness.

# illness - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,242 Views 25 Comments

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# illness - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,557 Views 24 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# illness - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
# Death Charter
# Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,442 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

# illness - Monday 12 September, 2016

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
# Illness
# Illness

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views

Sep 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 12,712 Views 58 Comments

She also supports injection centres.

# illness - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'

Sep 10th 2016, 7:00 PM 819 Views 17 Comments

Siobhain Topping’s mother, who is the full-time carer for her husband, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. They could only get 14 Home Care hours.

# illness - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road
# Delays
# Delays

Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road

Aug 17th 2016, 1:23 PM 11,989 Views 23 Comments

The delays in turnaround times are being blamed on overcrowding issues in hospitals.

# illness - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up
# South Korea
# South Korea

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

Aug 14th 2016, 10:45 AM 16,246 Views 25 Comments

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

# illness - Thursday 11 August, 2016

New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children
# Diet
# Diet

New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children

Aug 11th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,607 Views 123 Comments

The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.

# illness - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease

Aug 9th 2016, 8:52 AM 24,975 Views 13 Comments

Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.

# illness - Sunday 24 April, 2016

When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness
# Cry For Help
# Cry For Help

When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness

Apr 24th 2016, 6:00 PM 29,549 Views 32 Comments

We talked to Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan about the issue.

# illness - Friday 8 April, 2016

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive
# Rare Illness
# Rare Illness

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive

Apr 8th 2016, 8:52 AM 13,089 Views 27 Comments

She has been on the waiting list since December.

# illness - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer
# Hormone Changes
# Hormone Changes

Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer

Apr 5th 2016, 4:08 PM 9,656 Views 5 Comments

New research shows that singing for an hour is associated with significant reductions in stress hormones.

# illness - Saturday 20 February, 2016

'Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer'

Feb 20th 2016, 7:30 PM 778 Views 18 Comments

The inevitable task of telling my other two children (aged five and three) what was happening made it more harrowing and more real, writes Yvonne Fagan.

# illness - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died
# Dublin
# Dublin

Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died

Feb 17th 2016, 8:56 PM 23,846 Views 77 Comments

Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.

# illness - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker'

Feb 14th 2016, 6:30 PM 1,048 Views 27 Comments

I enjoyed partying and drinking with friends but then I was diagnosed with epilepsy.

# illness - Monday 1 February, 2016

Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer
# Illness
From The42
# Illness

Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer

Feb 1st 2016, 6:47 PM 27,235 Views 33 Comments

The 58-year-old Canadian star confirmed the news in a post on his official Instagram page.

# illness - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment

Jan 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 24,254 Views 27 Comments

“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”

# illness - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund
# Disgusted
# Disgusted

Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund

Jan 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 39,935 Views 86 Comments

The fund was set up to help patients and their families who found themselves in financial trouble because of a diagnosis.

# illness - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months
# Last Rites
# Last Rites

'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months

Nov 11th 2015, 10:30 PM 75,968 Views 60 Comments

“Your heart will always be a little bit broken – and that’s okay.”

# illness - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion

Nov 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 180 Views 40 Comments

Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.

# illness - Friday 18 September, 2015

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer
# One Too Many
# One Too Many

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer

Sep 18th 2015, 6:01 AM 8,856 Views 30 Comments

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

# illness - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented
# Bad Behaviour
# Bad Behaviour

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented

Sep 12th 2015, 7:00 AM 19,280 Views 16 Comments

Deaths tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23% since 1990.

# illness - Thursday 3 September, 2015

"It was chaos in my ears": Woman could hear all the sounds her body made
# Body Noise
# Body Noise

"It was chaos in my ears": Woman could hear all the sounds her body made

Sep 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 17,987 Views 12 Comments

She had life-changing surgery to fix the problem.

# illness - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression
# Susan Hawk
# Susan Hawk

'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression

Aug 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 30,604 Views 29 Comments

Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.

Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer
# New York
# New York

Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer

Aug 26th 2015, 9:24 AM 46,483 Views 45 Comments

Marcy Borders said her cancer diagnosis was as a result of inhaling toxic air from the attack.

# illness - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future
# Sick
# Sick

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

Aug 16th 2015, 2:00 PM 14,309 Views 31 Comments

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

# illness - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over
# Illness
# Illness

More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over

Jun 24th 2015, 12:09 PM 6,816 Views 31 Comments

A new study looks at the impact of austerity on our healthcare choices.

# illness - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'
# Diabetes
# Diabetes

'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'

Jun 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 27,307 Views 40 Comments

Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.

# illness - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
# Carer
# Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 180 Views 8 Comments

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# illness - Thursday 28 May, 2015

'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke
# Road To Recovery
From The42
# Road To Recovery

'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke

May 28th 2015, 6:44 PM 10,169 Views 5 Comments

The Down players is slowly on the road to recovery.

# illness - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?
# Little Fighter
# Little Fighter

Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?

May 26th 2015, 5:54 PM 62,893 Views 87 Comments

Here’s his story.